Metro Parks Newsroom
More than 40 WinterScene performances to take place over next two months
Thursday January 15, 2009
The 2009 Mayor’s WinterScene includes more than 40 arts performances during January, February and March at more than 30 different sites across Louisville.
The WinterScene program was developed with the intent of bringing the arts to neighborhoods throughout the city, according to Mayor Jerry Abramson. With WinterScene, interested
citizens can easily find a stirring performance without having to travel too far from their home.
Through March 6, 2009, Metro Parks community centers and Louisville Free Public Library branches will host free one-hour performances and workshops for young and old alike. The programming features many exciting themes, including music, dance, drama, storytelling, and magic. There will also be multicultural components to the programming, including Japanese storytelling, American-Indian dance and music, African-American history, and African music. Reservations are not required to attend WinterScene performances. However, in order to ensure enough space in individual workshops, patrons are encouraged to call the site in advance of attending those programs.
“It is important to continue to make these programs available to the public during this tough economy,” said Abramson. “We’re excited to be able to bring these performances back for another year, and to allow the public to view them for free.”
The performance schedule, description, times and locations can be found online at http://www.louisvilleky.gov/MetroParks/recreation/2009MayorsWinterscene.htm.